This is a list of free Maine Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Maine ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but are a treasure trove of information.


Included are Maine birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Maine collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.



How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take your straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here” 

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.




Maine Birth, Marriage, & Death Records



Birth Records


Marriage Records


Death Records


Bible Records








Maine Residence Records






Court Records





Land and Property


Maps, Gazetteers, & Almanacs




Maine Daily Life Records




Compiled Genealogies


Court Records


Employment Records


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Native American Records





Government & Legal

History & Stories


Colonial History

Military History

Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals


Passenger & Crew Lists


Shipping, Ports, & Merchant Marine

  • Maine, Bath, Seamen’s Proofs of Citizenship, 1833-1868, index & images






Prisons/Prisoners Records



Maine Military Records


Revolutionary War

War of 1812



Mexican-American War



US Civil War



Indian Wars



Spanish-American War



World War I


World War II


Korean War


Vietnam War


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions


Maine Modern Helps

Family Search Articles


Maine Introduction

Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present


Maine Modern Helps

Family Search Articles


Maine Introduction 

Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present



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